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Jeff Budd, with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, says now is the time to buy tickets for this year’s Wearable Art Show, Mar 7-8, in Sitka. The event sold out in its first four years. Receptions with the artists follow both shows. Advance tickets at Old Harbor Books. For more information about the ArtiGras Festival, visit the Sitka Arts Council online.
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Wearable Art Show sashays our way
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more